The first thing you’re probably going to notice is the update notification for the rc.2 release:
Vshaxe 2.8.0 also updates the eval debugger introduced in 2.6.0 to be compatible with rc.2 (it’s no longer compatible with rc.1 or earlier!). Thanks to @Simn’s efforts, there have been major improvements to the debugging experience, such as:
“step over” being handled much more smoothly
support for threading
macro entry points in the call stack - for init macros, it shows the
for other macros, the call stack item is even clickable and shows the location of the call:
and many other minor improvements and fixes
Another major improvement that’s worth mentioning: parser errors are now shown in diagnostics. Technically this was already part of vshaxe 2.7.0, but required Haxe dev to come into effect.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve hit “compile” only to have the compiler yelling at me about a missing semicolon. With auto-save and diagnostics you easily get into the mind-set of “if nothing is red, it should compile”, but that just wasn’t true for parser errors. No longer!
Note that there’s still a category of errors that are not shown in diagnostics, but this should happen less frequently. There are plans to improve this.
Similarly, Haxe 4.0.0-rc.2 improved the ranges on some errors. Previously you would often see entire switches being marked red:
Instead, only the offending
case is now highlighted:
for-loop generation is no longer hardcoded to a few specific types (
Map) with rc.2, meaning it works with custom types that implement
PS.: vshaxe is about to hit 100k downloads at the time of writing.